These are the links to software’s which might be useful for civil engineers. If you think we have missed any software just send us an email using contact us form or write in the comment box. Our editors will review it and post it here as soon as possible.
Geotechnical software GEO5
– package of programs designed to solve various geotechnical problems. The easy-to-use suite consists of individual programs with a unified user-friendly interface. Each program is used to analyse a different geotechnical task but all modules communicate with each other to form an integrated suite. The programs are based on traditional analytical methods and the Finite Element Method (FEM). GEO5 is capable of solving the following geotechnical tasks: Slope stability analysis, Foundations design, Retaining wall design, Sheet pile wall, Soil Settlement, Underground structures etc.
SkyCiv – Free and Easy Structural Analysis Software. SkyCiv offers user friendly and cost effective engineering software in the cloud. They provide online programs for beams, trusses, frames, shafts and full 3D structural software (free and paid versions). Since it is all cloud-based, no installation is necessary and it is accessible from any device.
3D Nature’s World Construction Set
– photorealistic 3D terrain visualization for cartography,
architecture, civil engineering, golf, forestry and land planning.
Autocad – One of the most popular civil engineering software by autodesk. This is used for 2D and 3D design, drafting, modeling, architectural drawing etc
SAP 2000 – The most popular structural analysis and design software used by civil engineers all over the world.
Primavera – The engineering and construction industry rely on Oracle’s Primavera products for enterprise project portfolio management (EPPM)
Etabs – The integrated software package for the structural analysis and design of buildings, ETABS offers unmatched 3D object based modeling and visualization tools, blazingly fast linear and nonlinear analytical power, sophisticated and comprehensive design capabilities for a wide-range of materials, and insightful graphic displays, reports, and schematic drawings that allow users to quickly and easily decipher and understand analysis and design results.
Mathcad – PTC Mathcad is Engineering Math Software That Allows You to Perform, Analyze, and Share Your Most Vital Calculations.
Revit – BIM software is specifically built for Building Information Modelling (BIM), including features for architectural design, MEP and structural engineering and construction.
STAAD.Pro – Design any type of structure and share your synchronized model data with confidence among your entire design team, using STAAD.Pro
3D Structural Modeling Software – 3D+
-An AutoCAD based parametric modeling, analysis, design and drawing system for structural engineers. Includes program description with downloadable videos. Offers online ordering and technical support.
Archon Engineering – makers of civil and mechanical engineering software, specializing in finite element analysis tools
ASCAD – software for civil engineers and land-surveyors that automates the implementation production rules for laying out civil engineering drawings. From CADCOM.
ARTS hydraulic design software– A graphical hydraulic design package covering waterhammer, water/wastewater treatment design, open channel flow and pipe networks.
Autodesk Civil– builds on Autodesk Land Desktop with tools that automate civil engineering tasks and enhance collaboration on projects from transportation engineering to hydraulics, site development to hydrology
AutoTURN – CAD-based software for simulating vehicle maneuvers for transportation
design, by Transoft Solutions
AutoTURN Aircraft – CAD-based software simulation tool used to evaluate aircraft and vehicle movements at airports, by Transoft Solutions
BOSS International– makers of civil engineering software for groundwater, surface water and terrain modeling, plus applications for hydrology and wastewater treatment
CAiCE Software Corporation – makers of civil software automation tools for survey, civil design, construction and drainage engineers
Carlson Software – makers of several AutoCAD- and IntelliCAD-compatible surveying, civil engineering, hydrology/sewer, mining, and GIS applications, including Carlson Survey, Carlson Civil, Carlson Hydrology, Carlson Mining, and Carlson GIS
CDS – a suite of civil design and survey software for Cogo, contouring, subdivision and roadway design. Free 60-day trial. From Foresight Software.
Construsoft – Offers the programs : Xsteel, a 3D modeling system for steel structures; Powerframe, for analyzing structures in steel, concrete and timber and Powerplate, to analyze plates with using the finite element method (FEM). Description of programmes and services offered. Examples of structures developed with these programmes.
DTWARE Engineering Software – Software for column and continuous beam analysis.
Eagle Point Software– architectural, civil and construction software, including AutoCAD add-ons
ELPLA– to analyze and design slab foundations and to determine contact pressures, settlements, moments and shear forces of slab foundations by the method of finite elements.
engineering-software.com– engineering software store features a wide selection of products with downloadable demos of most products. From KRC Technologies Inc.
Ezicad– integrated package for cogo and contour routines and road design.Download the program for a free 14-day tryout.
Geocomp Systems– makers of software for survey, civil design, volume estimation and setout projects, including Geocomp, GeoCalc and Geonav
GEOPAK – suite of civil engineering software for surveying and roadway design
Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Software Directory– lists more than 1,300 programs, plus more than 700
worldwide suppliers and publishers of these programs
Highway Safety Analysis Software – traffic accident studies program includes including data entry, summary by accident categories, collision diagrams and safety benefits evaluation. From X32 Group, Inc.
IcoMap– converts paper land records into vector-based parcel maps. From UCLID Software.
Inlet Master – a hydraulic program to help design and analyze the performance of storm drain Inlets, which allows the analysis of a complete network of inlets. From AMC Inc.
InRoads – handles
multiple aspect of civil engineering projects including road design,
corridor design, road widening, road resurfacing, landfill design, and
building site design, by Bentley
MWH Software – creators of water distribution software
ParkCAD – CAD-based software for generating conceptual parking lot designs, doing what-if scenarios, by Transoft Solutions
Performance of Reinforced Concrete – The Java Applet predicts the structural performance of reinforced concrete panels.
PGSuper– can be used to design and check precast-prestressed girder bridges in accordance with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification. Free.
Rcolumn – Analyzes reinforced concrete columns for biaxial bending in accordance with the provisions of the AASHTO and ACI Codes for Working Stress, Service Load, and Load Factor designs. Features, screenshots and download.
Rockmate Technical Services– makers of software for the environment, vehicle tracking, surveying, security, explosives and the extractive industries
Rockgrout – Animated and interactive programs explaining the design and construction of cement grouting. Includes an instructive game in which an imaginary hole is ‘grouted’.
RockWare Inc.– makers of more than 200 applications for geological, hydrological and other related earth-science disciplines
SiteComp– stand-alone surveying and civil engineering software provides for contouring, legal description writing, and site, road and utility design and is compatible with DWG, DGN, DXF and ASCII formats. From SiteComp, Inc.
Skjeggedal Consulting – Offers Areas, a program for calculation of section properties of steel beams. Screenshots and free demo download.
Soakaway Design – Wastewater system design, includes rainfall map for the UK.
Software Solutions – Providing software solutions for both industrial and commercial engineering applications.
Spencer Engineering Software.
– For the evaluation and selection of standard open-web steel joists for floor and roof construction, including joist/slab vibration analysis.
SPLASHS With Ripple-Thru – relationship-based design software for civil engineers and teams designing roads, sites, sewer lines and storm drains
Structural Analysis Software – S-Frame – A fully integrated suite of structural analysis and design software solutions, from entry-level 2D frame analysis to advanced non-linear 3D finite element analysis.
The Engineer’s Document and Design System
-Structural Calculation Software within Microsoft Word, to integrating analysis and designc calculations. With a comprehensive set of libraries for many specialties. Description of programme and libraries. Online demo.
Topocad– CAD program for surveying, design, engineering and mapping. From Chaos Systems.
VisionCivil – VisionCivil, The Civil Engineering Software for AutoCAD or MicroStation environments. DTM, COGO, TIN, String and Connectivity Manager, etc.
Wallingford Software – makers of software for the water industry, including data management and network modeling software to support planning and operations in water distribution, sewerage provision and river management and coastal engineering
X32 Group, Inc – Highway safety analysis software for traffic accident studies, which includes data processing and filtering, accident summary, collision diagram, calculating accident rates and estimating safety benefits.
Primus-DCF is a free and complete software that allows Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and building contractors to easily create bills of quantities and estimates for the building industry through a very user-friendly interface. Your monitor becomes your desktop where you will be able to open Price Books, Price Lists, Estimates and Bills of Quantities, consult them, insert, modify or copy parts of data from a source document to a destination document, and easily modify data with simple Drag&Drop operations. Thanks to the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) technology, the document that you see while editing is exactly the same document you will get printed on paper. You can have different documents on your monitor and operate on any of them wherever you want by simply pointing your mouse cursor on the part you want to modify allowing you to work in a more direct and intuitive way. Furthermore, the DCF (Document Computation Format) format can be modified for free thanks to Primus. This revolutionary format allows you to easily transmit Bills of Quantities and Estimate documents: send, receive, publish on the Internet, copy to hard disk (CD, USB Memory, floppy disk, etc). All the information in your document will be contained in one unique compressed file that can be also easily exported and edited in Word and Excel. No large sized database structures but just one small sized easy to manage compressed file! With Primus-DCF you can also take-off measurements directly from your AutoCAD drawing file with a very powerful feature that recognizes the drawing entities and automatically sends the measurements to the associated Price List Item in PriMus-DCF. This additional feature allows you constantly keep under control the Bill of Quantities and Estimate’s budget as the design phase progresses, updating all data in realtime!
Nisa Design Studio – used for designing slab, col, beam, footings (individual, combined, pile, raft), steel sections,retaining walls
Sruds – Can be used for btech level projects
Fastrak – Fastrak is the definitive software for the design, documentation and BIM interoperability of structural steel buildings. Fastrak uniquely synchronizes your design models with BIM platforms such as Autodesk Revit Structure.
Tedds – Free trial download– Tedds is advanced software to automate your daily civil and structural calculations. Developed in-house by CSC, Tedds includes a diverse range of calculations to a range of international design codes. Using Tedds will help save you time and make your daily structural calculations more efficient. Download your free 45 day trial today
Structural BIM – Structural BIM is the ability to share the structural engineer’s code-based design data intelligently within the BIM (Building Information Modelling) project environment. CSC’s code-based steel and concrete building design software, Fastrak and Orion synchronises with leading BIM platforms, such as AutodeskR RevitR Structure and Tekla Structures.
Fastrak Composite Beam (free download) – Free software for designing composite and non composite beams. Fastrak Composite Beam is part of the Fastrak Building Designer suite, the definitive software for designing structural steel buildings with both simple and complex geometry.
Bridge Engineering Software (free version) – BrAsS (Bridge Assessment Software) is a purpose built application for calculating, organising and presenting structural section properties for use in the assessment of bridge structures.
UnderSee Explorer – Affordable, easy to use software for generating contour charts and grids. In Real Time Mode it is an automated data collector connected to NMEA devices such as a GPS/Sounder, providing real time visualization and navigation on the PC screen. Points can also be imported from GPS/Sounder logs or other file formats such as shapefile or text files. Grids, contours and points can be exported to several formats as well. Other features include Metric and US units, Tide compensation, elevation adjustments, shorelines, islands, markers, and more. The name implies its versatile use. It is currently used by many different industries and is quickly gaining popularity for its “keep it affordable and simple” approach. We don’t try to do everything under the sun, nor do we intend to. We believe this is the key to our success. This lets us focus on making a product do something well, hence helping you do something well. There is a free trial download and a 100% money back guarantee on the product. Burlison Technologies is located in the U.S. and they are committed to top notch customer service. The product in under active development and enhancements / fixes are responded to extremely quickly, often within hours or days.
PPS – Performance Planning System
– PPS is a stand-alone advanced land development design system complete with an education on how to create more efficient and sustainable communities. Its (patent pending) position based coordinate geometry is easy to use and learn. PPS is both coordinate and spatial based – the drawing is the geometry. PPS is not about creating faster plats, it’s about building beautiful, functional, safe neighborhoods that are environmentally andeconomically superior to conventional design and technology.
Kubla Software – Developers of software for civil engineers, including software for coastal engineering and earthworks estimation.
Tahoe Design Software – Tahoe Design Software produces HYDROFLO for Fluid Conveyance System Design and Analysis along with PumpBase for Pump Selection. Video tutorials are available. Free trials of the full commercial versions and Academic versions for non-commercial use can be downloaded from their website.
MeteorSpec – MeteorSpec is AutoCAD® plugin for calculating total lengths and areas of different objects. These can be various pipes, cables and overhead lines, coverings, pavements, fences, curbs, communication lines etc. The main feature of this plugin is that you can assign data to polylines, that you want to calculate. This allows you to not just get a total length or areavalue, but see it in the form of detailed report.
IS Muri – IS Muri is a software designed for the calculation and verification of gravity, semi-gravity and cantilever retaining walls, with counterforts or keys. The wall can be characterized by the presence of piles, micropiles, tiebacks (active and passive); it can have any kind of geometry and it can also include a simple or a complex footing with variable thickness. User is free to assign or not assign an inclination to the foundation and to the wall surface (both inside and outside). IS Muri performs the verification of structural elements in each significant section according to the Limit States method, as required by Eurocodes and NTC 2008. The analysis can be carried out both in static and dynamic
SkyCiv Structural Analysis Software – SkyCiv offers easily accessible and cost effective engineering programs. With online programs for beams, trusses, frames, shafts and a full 3D structural program. All their software is on the cloud, meaning no installation necessary. SkyCiv is currently offering their structural 3D package for free on a free one month trial.
Earthworks – Earthworks is a civil engineering related cutting and filling quantity calculator. It also generates reports in various formats of CSV and PDF. It takes the basic paraments to form the longitudinal section of the road along with the proportions ratio of cuttings and fillings.
TSLOPE — 3D slope stability analysis program – 3D and 2D slope stability analysis using the same model. Used for all types of slope stability problems including open pit mines, land fills, and any slope with complex geological structure and variable surface topography.